Doris Lessing on hearing she’s won the Nobel Prize

Long-time West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing, who died yesterday morning, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007, when she was 88. This lovely video shows the moment she found out she’d won – being told by reporters who’d gathered outside her West Hampstead home. The artichoke that features heavily is a classic “Only in West Hampstead” touch.